Magnitude 4.1 quake strikes near Turkey's Aegean coast

By Sefa Sahin

ANKARA (AA) – A magnitude 4.1 earthquake struck Turkey off its Aegean Sea coast on Saturday, according to the country's disaster agency.

The Disaster and Emergency Management Authority (AFAD) said on its website that the quake occurred at 7.09 p.m. local time (1609 GMT) off the Karaburun district of Izmir province, the country's third-largest city.

It occurred at a depth of 7.08 kilometers (4.39 miles), the agency added.

Turkey is among the world's most seismically active zones. Last October, a powerful earthquake with magnitude 6.6 hit Izmir, killing at least 116 people and injuring more than 1,000 others.